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Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Wed 09.23.20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

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Upper House is pleased to co-sponsor this national book launch with our friends at the North Carolina Study Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. During a live webinar, New Testament scholar Dr. Esau McCaulley will discuss the inspiration and timeliness of his newly released book, Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope (2020, InterVarsity Press). In this book, Dr. McCaulley contends that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition can help one connect with a rich faith history and address the urgent issues of our times. Demonstrating an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, Esau McCaulley shares a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation.

About the Author

Esau McCaulley (PhD, St. Andrews) is assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His publications include Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance and numerous articles in outlets such as Christianity Today, The Witness, and The Washington Post.


About Registering

Registration for this event is being handled by the North Carolina Study Center. All registration confirmations and follow-up communication will be handled through that organization, rather than Upper House.



Wed 09.23.20
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
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